The SCHOLAR Forum is a not-for-profit partnership between Heriot-Watt University and The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES). The partnership was established in 2000 to provide high quality interactive online materials for Scottish schools, enhance classroom practice and manage a national CPD programme in e-learning and educational technology for teachers.

    More than 30 online highly interactive SQA courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels are available in a range of STEM, business and language subjects including Mathematics and English

    Since its inception, SCHOLAR allows Scottish students a unique opportunity to study anytime and anywhere and supports learners and teachers to fulfil the aims of Curriculum for Excellence.

    All 32 Local Authorities, 32 independent schools and 5 Regional colleges in Scotland subscribe to SCHOLAR.  It currently registers over 130,000 students and 10,000 teachers making it one of the world’s largest e-learning programmes for schools.

    Contact » Professor Phillip John, Executive Chair, SCHOLAR Forum

    Website » http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/

Workshop Sponsor

  • XMA

    We develop, deliver and maintain innovative IT solutions that enhance how people learn, teach, govern, deliver healthcare and do business. We firmly believe that one size does not fit all and we will tailor make a solution to suit your individual needs.

    Website » http://www.xma.co.uk/

  • Google Expeditions

    Start Exploring

    With Google Expeditions, students can take field trips right from their classroom. Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.

    Website » https://www.google.co.uk/edu/expeditions/#about

  • RM Education

    When technology works, it is invisible, unlocking more of your valuable time and energy to focus on the teaching and learning issues that matter most.

    Put simply, we exist to support the key educational priorities and challenges faced by UK schools via a range of technology solutions designed to specifically solve these problems. We’ve been doing this for over 40 years, by working closely with schools to really get to the root of the problem and understand how we can help.

    Our mission is to make technology work for your teaching and learning needs. It’s what drives everything we do.

    Website » http://www.rm.com/

  • VEX Robotics

    VEX Robotics is the leading platform for educational robotics around the world. With the tool-less, plastic VEX IQ platform for Key Stages 2 & 3 and the metal VEX EDR kits for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 it is perfectly placed to allow students to grow and develop in an open-ended, problem-solving and engaging way. The free programming software, ranging from Modkit, our simple drag and drop format through to the more advanced Robot C, based on C++ language makes VEX accessible to all. The free curriculum across Design & Technology, Engineering and Computer Science means the kits can be used in the classroom and as part of the extra-curricular VEX Robotics Competition. This is the largest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world with events held each year across the UK. Involvement in the competition develops key skills in competitors including teamwork, time management, perseverance – all of which are valued by employers.

    Website » http://www.vexrobotics.com/

  • SEEMiS

    SEEMiS Group is an Education Management Information System (MIS) provider. As the standard MIS within Scottish Education, all local student data is processed and managed by SEEMiS software offering interfaces with external agencies such as ScotXEd and SQA.

    At the heart of our product set is SEEMiS Click+Go which offers a wide range of modules to support Pupil and Staff record management including Nursery Application Management System (NAMS), Attendance, Pastoral notes, Tracking Monitoring and Reporting.

    By working closely with its members and the strategic bodies responsible for the education direction in Scotland, SEEMiS looks to continually improve its product set and support local authorities and their associated schools deliver their statutory and discretionary responsibilities.


    Website » https://www.seemis.gov.scot/site3/

  • The Improvement Service

    The Improvement Service is the national improvement service for local government in Scotland. Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.

    We do this by providing a range of products and providing advisory services including consultation and facilitation, learning and skills, performance management and improvement, and research.


    Website » http://www.improvementservice.org.uk/

  • Lightspeed Systems

    Education is undergoing a technology revolution. New devices and new tools are being added to the classroom every day. The IT department is responsible for keeping all this technology managed, safe, and working. That is where we come in. Lightspeed Systems education-focused solutions are used in more than 30,000 schools, colleges and local authorities around the world.

    Mobile Manager is our MDM tool that allows schools to push out apps and control device features.
    Web Filter lets schools customise policies down to a user level and get detailed reports of online behaviour.
    Classroom Orchestrator is a classroom management tool that lets teachers view students’ screens discovering who’s on task, or who needs help.
    Our Management Bundles for Windows, Chrome and multi-platform support provide a complete, cloud-based solution that gives teachers and admins control over devices and the ability to share resources.


    Website » http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/en-uk/

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    We help schools and educators plan, integrate, deploy and teach with iPad in the classroom.
    We enable schools and teachers to implement the iPad to create innovative, creative and engaging teaching & learning, and we enable 1:1 programs. All of this supported by outstanding teacher training.
    At iTeach it is our mission to empower change.

    We provide outstanding training for educators, starting right at the beginning. Our sustained training programs ensure we get staff skilled and supported in line with school development needs.We make getting on board with iPad simple - we can set up everything from App store to iPads and provide continuous support throughout the academic year.

    Amazing programmes for pupils  - Digital Leaders that empower pupils through to iCode that creates a framework for coding and programming with iPad right from foundation stage. And they are all free. We believe in sharing great practice, so join us at our events.

    Training, support and guidance to provide a complete approach to eSafety across the school. Staff, Parents, Pupils. Policy and Planning, we have it covered. 


  • School Cloud Systems

    School Cloud Systems is a multi-award winning software company providing the Room Booking System and Parents Evening System to over 2,500 schools worldwide.

    The Parents Evening System is the market leading online appointment booking software allow parents to book online to see their child's teachers at the parents' evening. It's loved by parents and trusted by schools worldwide to manage millions of appointments.

    They also provide the market leading Room Booking System to manage the booking of rooms & resources during the school day and invoice hirers for lettings after the school day.

    Website » http://www.schoolcloudsystems.co.uk/

  • Scanning Pens Ltd

    Scanning Pens Ltd provide reading aids for those with Special Educational Needs / SpLD as well as those wishing to improve their literacy.

    The C-Pen Reader Pen is a stand-alone digital pen that works in English & Spanish. The device has four main features: text reading using a high quality natural speaking voice, a Collins English dictionary, an English to Spanish/ Spanish to English Oxford dictionary and capturing text remotely to file or directly to a cursor point on any computer. Simply select your application, scan, and enjoy the benefits!

    The C-Pen Exam Reader has been approved for use in exams by many leading exam boards, including the SQA and JCQ. The Exam Reader allows students with reading difficulties to scan the exam questions themselves so that they can hear the text being read aloud. The sound is heard via headphones, allowing them to be situated in the main exam hall. Full access arrangements available on the website.

    Website » http://www.scanningpens.co.uk/

  • Texthelp

    At Texthelp, we believe that literacy is every student’s passport to academic, social and professional success.  Yet many students struggle to achieve their potential, throughout their educational life and need extra support.  Perhaps their first language isn’t English or they have dyslexia or other special education needs. Other children simply struggle to engage with everyday reading, writing and comprehension tasks.

    Our user-friendly literacy and learning technologies are used across the globe to support teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom. Our software engages and supports learners through a range of reading, writing, math and research features. They can be used at each step of the educational journey to raise attainment levels; and support children when they are learning to read, working in the classroom or studying at home. Our solutions can also be used in exams and assessments and whilst preparing for further or higher education.


    Website » https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/

  • Historic Environment Scotland

    Historic Environment Scotland is the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment, a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. We are at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment. We care for more than 300 properties of national importance and are Scotland’s largest operator of paid tourist attractions. We look after internationally significant collections; regulate designation of historic environment assets and consents relating to scheduled monuments. We deliver interactive online services to global users. We provide training and advice and promote engagement and participation through learning, skills and outreach programmes. We are at the forefront of digital innovation in heritage from 3d scanning of sites and artefacts to creation of interactive learning resources. 

    Website » https://www.historicenvironment.scot/


  • Pupil Asset

    Pupil Asset delivers and supports cloud-based software for use in education. In a landscape full of uncertainty and change, you need one system that lets you take control.

    Our goal is simple - to provide cutting edge school software which enables teachers to easily understand their school, engages with better informed parents and helps to stop individual pupils falling through the gaps.

    Pupil Asset allows you to communicate with parents, track your results with a truly flexible tracking system and can even replace your MIS.  It's everything you need to run your school in one easy to use affordable package.  From student records, staff management and online registration to census returns, parent messaging and payments. Manage all of this information from one customisable dashboard. 

    Pupil Asset MIS also includes Tracker, covering advanced assessment tracking - formative, summative and PITA (Point In Time Assessment). Pupil Asset Tracker is also available as standalone service, with options to integrate with your existing MIS.

    Pupil Asset is the UK's fastest growing MIS.  Simple and easy to use, a system which is intuitive and enjoyable for schools to use. 

    Website » https://www.pupilasset.com/

  • Apps Central


    Website » http://www.appscentral.co.uk

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